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Coronavirus: the City made the protocol of schools more flexible and will only isolate groups in the face of confirmed cases


It will seek to confirm suspected cases in 24 hours. And there will only be quarantine in the case of a confirmed case.

09/17/2021 8:59 AM

  • Clarí

  • Society

Updated 09/17/2021 9:00 AM

Faced with "the health improvement" in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, Fernán Quirós, the City's Health Minister, announced this Friday changes in the operating protocol of the district's schools.

Specifically, the City will now aim to confirm the cases of coronavirus in Buenos Aires schools

in 24 hours or less

, to avoid "puncturing" (having to isolate) the bubbles.

"We are

accelerating in the first 24 hours

the definition of people who have symptoms, so we can quickly define whether or not a boy is covid positive, and in such a way we can

hold the bubbles

and not have to be permanently puncturing them," he said in the morning of this Friday the minister Quirós.

According to sources of Education of the Buenos Aires Government, this modification has been in force since this Friday. 

From the City they reported that now only the suspected case with compatible symptoms of covid-19 will be isolated and will be instructed to perform the rapid antigen test and PCR within 24 hours.

The rest of the bubble will

continue with the usual face-to-face classes


"What we are detecting in schools, as we are still going through the winter season, [[is that] there are a huge number of people who have a respiratory virus disease that

are not covid

and the degree of positivity of the covid tests is extremely low, "stated Quirós.

What happens in a suspicious case

  • If the rapid test result is negative: the bubble is not isolated, but the suspected case remains isolated until a negative PCR is obtained.

  • If the test result is positive: the entire bubble is isolated for ten consecutive days from the last contact with the confirmed case.

  • In case of not having the result of the test to confirm or rule out the infection of the suspected case within 48 h, the bubble should be pre-emptively isolated until it is available.

The objective of the City government is that the bubble is only isolated in the event of a positive case of covid-19.

Teachers, non-teachers and students of Primary and Secondary Level with indications of isolation may be

tested on the seventh day

from the last contact with the confirmed case to confirm or rule out the infection.

News in development.


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Source: clarin

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